Air Force Bases

Nike Missile Locations Virginia

StateSite NameMissile TypeDefense AreaSite LocService DatesControl site condition/ownerLaunch Site condition/owner
VIN-52Nike 2B/18H, 30A/8L-UANorfolkDeep Creek/ Portsmouth1955 - Apr 1974Chesapeake Alternative SchoolPublic Safety Training Center
N-85Nike 2B, 1C/18H, 30A/12L-UA, (8L-H)NorfolkDenbigh/ Patrick Henry1955 - Apr 1974Peninsula Airport CommissionPeninsula Airport Commission
N-25Nike 4B, 2C/18H, 30A/24L-UANorfolkFort Story1957 - Jun 1971Army amphibious training siteArmy amphibious training site
N-02Nike 2C, 1B/30A/12L-ANorfolkFox Hill1955 - 1963Fort Monroe, HQ Training and Doctrine CommandFort Monroe, HQ Training and Doctrine Command
N-93Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-ANorfolkHampton/ Spiegelville1955 - 1963USAR CenterUSAR Center
N-36Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-ANorfolkKempsville1955 - 1964City of Virginia Beach, Parks and RecreationParks and Recreation, maintenance
N-63Nike 2B, 1C/30A/12L-ANorfolkNansemond/ Suffolk1955 - Nov 1964USAR CenterBennett's Creek Park
N-75Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-ANorfolkSmithfield/ Carrolton1955 - Jun 1961Isle of Wight Couty ParkIsle of Wight County Park
W-74Nike 2B/20A/8L-AWashingtonFairfax/Pohick1954 - Mar 1963Fairfax County ownershipFairfax County ownership
W-83Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-AWashingtonHerndon/ Drainsville1954 - Nov 1962Defense Mapping AgencyFairfax County Parks and Recreation also Fairfax County Public Schools Administration
W-64Nike 2B, 2C/24H, 60A/24L-UA, (16L-H)WashingtonLorton (dual site)1954 - Sep 1958District of Columbia minimum security prisonDistrict of Columbia minimum security prison

Note there are additional sites that covered the Washington area in Maryland.



Nike Missile Type Key

Missile Storage: C=Ajax only, original design B=Ajax or Hercules, some modifications were required for the elevator to handle the Hercules launcher. D= Either, increaed access room in the magazine
Missile Launcher: A=Ajax AA=Double Ajax launchers AG=Above Ground H=Hecrules L=Launcher K=Unoffical designation for Alaskan above ground launchers U=Uniersal launcher UA=1/2 Universal and 1/2 Ajax launchers UU=Double Univeral launchers
Note: Launchers converted to Hercules are given in paraenthesis, e.g. (8L-H)

This data is from the book To Defend and Deter: The Legacy of the United States Cold War Missile Program


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